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2014-09-25 20:22:24

Perception of a face's identity predicts whether a specific neuron will fire when presented with an image of blended faces SEATTLE, Sept.

2014-09-23 23:13:56

In his new role, Philip plans to use his position on the Board to advance MSA awareness, educate health professionals and collaborate with other charities to make government funding available

2014-09-23 08:28:25

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, September 27 beginning at 6:30 PM at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall and Plaza, 445 Charles E.

2014-09-22 23:11:45

HonestyFirstReviews.com releases a review of Winter & Alvin's newly released personal development course “The Millionaire's Brain” which aims to provide readers with the tools

brain sleep node
2014-09-22 05:02:12

Researchers from the Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have discovered a region of the brain responsible for causing people to fall into a deep sleep.

prescription
2014-09-21 06:45:53

A single dose of antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the functional architecture of the human brain.

sea lamprey
2014-09-19 02:00:05

Lamprey — slimy, eel-like parasitic fish with tooth-riddled, jawless sucking mouths — are rather disgusting to look at, but thanks to their important position on the vertebrate family tree, they can offer important insights about the evolutionary history of our own brain development.

ADHD
2014-09-17 03:00:27

A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and those without.

sea lamprey
2014-09-16 02:30:52

Sea lamprey studies show remarkably conserved gene expression patterns in jawless versus jawed vertebrates.

sleeping brain
2014-09-13 05:11:00

What is your brain up to while you sleep? It helps to regulate the nervous system, it tries to process the day's events or stressors with dreams, sometimes it makes us walk and talk in our sleep. And a new study now shows that your brain can also classify words during sleep.


Latest Brain Reference Libraries

Cerebellum
2013-07-29 09:48:00

The cerebellum is a section of the brain that is most in charge of cognitive functions and motor skills. Formation and Orientation The cerebellum can be found at the bottom of the brain behind the pons and below that cerebral cortex under a layer of dura mater. It is considered as a part of the "hindbrain". The cerebellum is anatomically divided into two separate hemispheres, marked by the 'vermis', a small midline zone between the left and right hemispheres. But three lobes can be...

Midbrain
2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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